The Australian and New South Wales Governments say their accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program this year is already starting to make a big difference in regional communities.
They report that works are well under way across the state and many more projects – listed in the detailed table below – will kick off soon.
“We know the impacts of road crashes are devastating and that’s why we are focused on doing everything possible to move towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads,” said Michael McCormack, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.
“Our funding injection for the NSW Safer Roads Program is about getting boots on the ground and shovels in the dirt to ensure this critical program of works is delivered as quickly as possible, saving lives and livelihoods.
“Fifty-nine additional Safety Road Program projects are being accelerated, which we expect will prevent around 590 serious injuries or fatalities.”
He added that the Safer Roads Program will also create around 950 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the projects.
NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the Safer Roads Program was another demonstration of the NSW Government funding vital road safety infrastructure for regional and rural communities.
“Projects like these can mean the difference between someone getting home or not – and collectively make NSW roads safer for all of us,” Mr Toole said.
“We know this is particularly vital on our regional and rural roads, with high-level trauma on country roads accounting for two-thirds of all road deaths in the state.
The NSW Government is spending $822 million through the Safer Roads program over five years, with $258 million allocated in 2020 to accelerate program delivery, along with an additional $140 from the federal government.
Here is where that initial $398 million is going in NSW.
|Road name||Total Capital Cost||Project Description||LGA|
|Waterfall Way||$12,100,000||MR76 – Waterfall Way RSR (Dorrigo to Armidale)||Armidale Regional|
|MR84 – Burley Griffin Way||$10,000,000||MR84 – Burley Griffin Way Route Safety Review||Hilltops|
|Newell Highway||$6,500,000||Newell Highway – Western Region ATLM||Moree Plains|
|MR85 Batlow Road||$5,500,000||MR85 – Batlow Road – Route Safety Review||Snowy Valleys|
|MR80 – Irrigation Way||$5,000,000||MR80 – Irrigation Way Mass Action||Narrandera|
|The Lakes Way||$3,989,434||Roundabout||Mid-Coast|
|George Bass Drive||$3,800,000||George Bass Drive realignment Lilli Pilli Bends – within Batemans Bay Township||Eurobodalla|
|Currarong Rd||$3,600,000||Widened centre line, shoulder widening and profile line marking CH 7.5 – 11.7km||Shoalhaven|
|Appin Rd||$3,555,660||Appin Rd and Brian Rd, Appin – Roundabout, speed reduction, safety barrier||Wollondilly|
|Newell Highway||$3,465,000||Newell Highway – South West Region ATLM||Berrigan|
|Eridge Park Road||$3,448,990||Design and Construction of remedial treatments to address crashes on a 3.0km length of semi-rural road – Eridge Park Rd between Moss Vale Rd (MR260) and Kangaloon Rd (MR261)||Wingecarribee|
|Kings Hwy||$2,924,000||Kings Highway, Mulloon – CHR, wide centre line, SO kerb||Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional|
|Mid Western Highway||$2,800,000||HW6 Bathampton Widening and Safety Barrier, between 2.2 and 13km west of Evan Plains Road||Bathurst Regional|
|Old Dubbo Road||$2,368,000||Old Dubbo Road – 11km shoulder widening and delineation improvements||Dubbo Regional|
|Armidale Road||$2,060,000||Two Sites of Armidale Road (MR74) to continue improvement on safety from a reactive (crash history) and proactive (route based) approach. Improvements include widening formation, superelevation correction and hori/vert alignment.||Clarence Valley|
|Pacific Highway||$1,964,000||Pacific Highway / Fords Rd to Old Bar off ramp, Kiwarrak. High friction pavement (096) for full segment. Potentially 2.0km of barrier (083) on shoulder. Removal of legacy barrier and kerbing.||Mid-Coast|
|M1 Pacific Motorway||$1,877,000||Install wire rope, Install EZY guard barrier, M1 Pacific Motorway from Black Hill Road to John Renshaw Drive.||Cessnock|
|Wyrallah Rd||$1,812,914||Delineation, shoulder widening, vertical alignment improvements and superelevation correction, Wyrallah Rd||Lismore|
|Monaro Highway||$1,731,000||Monaro Hwy and Baron St, Cooma – Roundabout, kerb blisters, line marking and speed reduction||Snowy Monaro Regional|
|Mid Western Highway||$1,700,000||Mid Western Highway, 4.5km – 6.5km south of Blayney. Provide wide centreline treatment, widen shoulders, clearzone works.||Blayney|
|Clarence Way||$1,447,000||Provide initial seal on two gravel sections of Clarence Way (MR150) including improvements to formation width, horizontal and vertical alignment.||Clarence Valley|
|Armidale Road||$1,325,000||Improvements to pavement width, strength and superelevation on a section 1.8km of Armidale Road (MR74) at Nymboida||Clarence Valley|
|Gwydir Highway||$1,306,160||HW12 Seg 7330 Elsmore Rd and Seg 7320 Glen Court||Inverell|
|Castlereagh Highway||$1,300,000||Castlereagh Highway Capertee/Round Swamp – 5-6km north of Capertee – wide centreline treatment, widened shoulders, clearzone works and flexible barrier on roadside||Lithgow|
|Mary Gilmore Way||$1,286,117||Mary Gilmore Way Treatment||Coolamon|
|Gwydir Highway||$1,218,440||HW12 Seg 1320 – Jackadgery Creek||Clarence Valley|
|Wooli Road||$1,210,000||Pavement widening and curve realignment of a 2.0km section of Wooli Road (MR7738) in between Skinners Road to Candole Road||Clarence Valley|
|Gwydir Highway||$1,189,320||HW12 Seg 1010-1020 South Grafton-Waterview||Clarence Valley|
|Galena Steet||$1,130,000||Intersection of Galena Street, Mercury Street and Talc Street – Option 1, install 1-lane rouandabout. Option 2, Kerb extensions, raised islands and intersection signage||Broken Hill|
|Bushman Street||$1,122,000||Bushman St and Dalton St intersection – install single lane roundabout||Parkes|
|New England Highway||$1,080,000||HW09 – New England Highway (S2222, S2225, S2230)||Glen Innes Severn|
|Princes Highway||$996,000||Princes Highway and Wason Street, Milton – Traffic Signals||Shoalhaven|
|Blue Knob Road||$980,047||Blue Knob Road – Mass Action Treatments at Multiple Sites||Lismore|
|Dalton road||$977,519||Treatments for Off path, on curve crashes (RUM 85) for this segment of Dalton Road, Dalton (MR 241)||Upper Lachlan|
|Gwydir Highway||$949,650||HW12 Gwydir Highway – Seg 5260-5270 Waterloo Rd and Wellingrove Ck||Glen Innes Severn|
|Gwydir Highway||$855,240||HW12 Gwydir Highway – Seg 1410 – 105km to GI||Clarence Valley|
|Fossickers Way||$800,000||MR63 Seg 2660 – Sulcor Rd||Tamworth Regional|
|Mt Lindesay Rd||$788,000||Program Mount Lindesay Road Bookookarara Sealing of Unsealed Road Surface to increase skid resistance and improve road alignment delineation||Tenterfield|
|Tregeagle Road||$746,313||Tregeagle Road – Intersection Upgrade at Rous Road||Lismore|
|Princes Highway||$593,106||Princes Highway, Bodalla – Kerb Blisters||Bega Valley|
|Remembrance Driveway||$540,000||Pedestrian Facilities – Remembrance Driveway, Tahmoor||Wollondilly|
|Skinners Shoot Road||$510,000||Skinners Shoot Rd 100 Seg 476.1 CH 1000-1500 – Seg – Curve Improvement – Design & Construction||Byron|
|Gwydir Highway||$446,500||Hw12 seg 8265 The Garden||Gwydir|
|Cunninyeuk Road||$436,250||Widen shoulder on curves up to 2.5m, improve superelevation and install guard rail||Murray River|
|Larmer Avenue||$430,000||Install roundabout||Shoalhaven|
|The Wool Road||$400,000||Install painted Channalised Right (CHR) turn lane||Shoalhaven|
|Elizabeth Drive||$400,000||Install roundabout||Shoalhaven|
|Tallwood Avenue||$330,000||Install roundabout||Shoalhaven|
|Clarence Way||$302,495||Malabugilmah Aboriginal Community||Clarence Valley|
|Nelson Bay Road||$262,000||Nelson Bay Rd at Lily Hill Rd – painted CHR (include protection of, or relocation of service pole opposite intersection and tree removal).||Port Stephens|
|Princes Highway||$238,000||Upgrade of existing Pedestrian Refuges on the Princes Highway, Narooma –||Eurobodalla|
|Gardiner Road||$230,000||ORANGE – Intersection of Gardiner & Cecil Road – Install raised platform||Orange|
|Argyle Street||$210,280||Moss Vale Road, Moss Vale – Install Kerb Blisters at existing Pedestrian Refuge||Wingecarribee|
|Gowings Hill Road||$174,948||Burnt Bridge Aboriginal Communities||Kempsey|
|Princes Highway||$166,600||Princes Highway, Cobargo – Kerb Blisters||Bega Valley|
|Princes Highway||$139,000||Princes Highway, 100m South of Wharf Street, Narooma – Kerb Blisters||Eurobodalla|
|Clarence Way||$135,025||Baryulgil Aboriginal Community||Clarence Valley|
|Kosciuszko Road||$104,390||Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne – Pedestrian Refuge||Snowy Monaro Regional|
|Fern Street||$39,210||Pedestrian Refuge Fern Street Gerringong In front of Post Office and extend 40km/h speed zone||Kiama|